Master Gardener volunteers can log hours and find resources on the new Master Gardener site.
Please contact the state Master Gardener Volunteer Program for the link or for other information.
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Master Gardeners are from all walks of life and volunteer on behalf of their university. They share gardening best practices with people in their communities to promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods and healthy lives. They complete a university-taught core course and contribute a certain number of hours teaching research-based horticulture practices in their communities.
January 1 - December 31: Extension Master Gardener program year
October 1: Deadline for application to your local or county program
Mid November: Deadline for submission of background check data and view the Safety of Minors online training
December 1: Deadline for Extension Master Gardener Core Course registration
Online portion begins in January, and is self-paced through mid-May.
In-person sessions take place at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
All students must complete online quizzes for certification, so an active email address and reliable internet access is required.
Taught by Extension educators and faculty through the University of Minnesota.
When your internship is completed, you'll start the next calendar year as an active University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener in your community.
To maintain your active Extension Master Gardener volunteer status, you will complete at least 25 hours of volunteering and the required continuing education hours per year. Continuing education hours vary from 5 to 12 hours depending on county.
Contact your local Master Gardener program.